Waldorf Astoria Debuts Two New Global Properties
Las Vegas and Bangkok welcome iconic Waldorf Astoria properties 8,200 miles apart during the same week
MCLEAN, Va. - Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton (NYSE: HLT)’s iconic luxury brand, today announced the addition of two new notable properties to the global Waldorf Astoria portfolio. The brand is comprised of just over 30 iconic hotels, all that create a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world.
“With over 30 stunning properties in our portfolio and nearly 20 in our pipeline, we are incredibly excited about the continued growth of our most iconic brand,” said Martin Rinck, executive vice president and global head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “These two outstanding Waldorf Astoria hotels will deliver unforgettable experiences and everlasting memories for the discerning global traveler.”
WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS
On August 29, Las Vegas will welcome the highly anticipated arrival of the Waldorf Astoria brand with the conversion from the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas to the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas brings a new spirit to The Strip, offering travelers the graceful service and the timeless yet timely amenities that make up Waldorf Astoria’s around the world.
“We are thrilled to bring Waldorf Astoria to the legendary Las Vegas Strip,” said Dino Michael, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “The energy of The Strip, combined with the services and amenities of our iconic brand will provide the ideal location for guests to Live Unforgettable and create memories that last a lifetime.”
Every taste can be satisfied with the property’s globally-inspired cuisine including world-class artistry by Michelin-Star rated Chef Pierre Gagnaire. With exhilarating views, inspired dishes and mesmerizing suspended wine loft, Chef Gagnaire’s award-winning restaurant, Twist, is the first-ever U.S. eatery to serve his legendary interpretation of classic French cuisine. The SkyBar on the 23rd floor brings a distinctive mix of treasured décor and sophisticated ambiance, the perfect accompaniments to the spirited cocktail collection handcrafted by master mixologists. The highly-coveted Tea Lounge offers three afternoon tea times serving the finest blends with sweet accompaniments and paired with unrivaled views overlooking The Strip.
Complementing its signature hospitality, the hotel features various spaces for guests looking to escape to a personal sanctuary. The 27,000-square-foot spa spans two entire guest floors, offering a deeply serene environment to pamper the body and re-engage the senses. The Spa features an array of therapies, seven private couple’s suites, multiple relaxation experiences, a Hamman and a Chinese Foot Spa, creating a restorative and relaxing journey.
The 8th floor pool deck, a desert retreat tucked away from high-rise towers, offers a chic respite with stunning views, two exquisite pools, two whirlpools and a plunge pool. Redefining relaxation with unobtrusive service, guests can enjoy serenity in poolside cabanas.
Meetings and Events
The property offers 12,000-square feet of stylish, distraction-free function space, delivering perfection on a grand scale. The glamorous Waldorf Ballroom, for instance, is situated three floors above Las Vegas Blvd and features a unique walk-out balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows featuring views of the Strip below.
True Waldorf Service
True Waldorf Serve is Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences that blend the timeless and the timely, as well as the expected with the unexpected, allowing guests to live life to the fullest. The hotel’s Personal Concierges ensure every guest enjoys thoughtful, intuitive and graceful service tailored to their needs.
WALDORF ASTORIA BANGKOK
On August 30, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will officially open in the heart of Bangkok as the first Waldorf Astoria property in Southeast Asia. The landmark hotel is owned by MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited) and managed by Hilton.
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is located in the bustling Ratchaprasong intersection, within walking distance of the renowned shopping precincts. Just a few minutes’ stroll to the Erawan Shrine, the luxurious Gaysorn Village mall and both lines of the Bangkok elevated Train System (BTS), the hotel is ideally positioned for guests to immerse themselves in the city’s colorful culture. Other highlights within a 10- to 25-minute drive away include the world-famous Four Faced Buddha, the iconic Grand Palace and beautiful flower market.
The modern hotel features 171 residential-style, spacious and luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites that reflect the artistry and craftsmanship of award-winning architect André Fu and his design studio AFSO. Globally recognized for their work, which ranges from modern hospitality projects and art spaces to high-profile fashion collaborations, AFSO has curated a holistic Waldorf Astoria Bangkok hotel experience that unites the building’s contemporary architecture with Thai artisanal tradition. Conceptualised to embrace the gracious Thai spirit in an elegant setting, the bedrooms feature spa-inspired bathrooms and marble bathtubs.
Arguably the most striking feature of the property is the 730-square-meter Magnolia Ballroom on level 10, which offers a stunning and sophisticated setting for weddings and social events. A statement sweeping staircase provides an unforgettable photography backdrop and an impactful arrival experience. With an impressive 8-meter-high ceiling, the ballroom accommodates up to 700 guests standing or 330 guests seated, and it is set to be one of Bangkok’s most sought-after event venues.
In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary expertise, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is primed to be a dining destination in itself. The property features three unique restaurant concepts, a lounge and two bars.
“This Waldorf Astoria is set to redefine luxury in the bustling city of Bangkok, said Dino Michael. “From its inspirational design, its culinary offerings and our True Waldorf Service, The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok will be one of the most remarkable hotels in our entire portfolio.”
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas are part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 15 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.